After God was booted from the public school system, more people were said to have grown up godless, and the results are obvious to almost anyone willing to see. Now, as AJC has confirmed, the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School on Grant Street in Georgia is axing the Pledge of Allegiance from the morning ritual and will implement a ‘wolf pack chant’ instead.
Even as elementary campus president Lara Zelski announced the change, many people wondered if America will see the citizenry pulling away from a deep loyalty to the United States as was seen when the Bible was chucked. After all, students won’t be making a promise to have an alliance to the U.S.A. any longer. This alteration was done “in an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community,” she said, echoing talk about a”global society.”
“Over the past couple of years it has become increasingly obvious that more and more of our community were choosing to not stand and/or recite the pledge,” Zelski said.
If true, then perhaps more students need to be told not to attend classes there any longer. This isn’t a public school, so just like a Muslim school has every right to tell a student to stop showing up if they are eating ham sandwiches for lunch, the same can be done to defend Old Glory.
Maybe those children should attend school in whatever nation they are more comfortable with. Liberty allows for anyone to leave at any time, after all. A lot of school children still honor the flag greatly and this should not be done away with.
“Teachers and the K-5 leadership team will be working with students to create a school pledge that we can say together at [sic] morning meeting,” said the campus president. It “will focus on students’ civic responsibility to their school family, community, country, and our global society.”
So, it can be gathered that a student has no “civic responsibility” to show allegiance to the U.S.A.? Isn’t that a lot like saying that someone is supposed to be a landscaper but that they don’t need to use any yard tools?
Also, is the “community” and “country” bettered by students who grow into adults who’ve never pledged to stand loyal to the United States?